Video Engineering Summit

Video compression and related technologies are the bedrock of the online video industry, and they’ve always been the heart of Streaming Media. The Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media East 2019 is for the hardcore video engineers, the ones who are really pushing the boundaries of video quality and compression efficiency. It’s a deep dive into encoding and transcoding, packaging and delivery, player and UI development, and formats, protocols, and standards. If you’re looking for deep dives into HEVC, VP9, AV1, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, or perceptual quality, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert speakers will help you take your video to the next level.


Video Engineering Summit may be registered for separately OR is included when you register for an All Access or Streamng Media East Full 2-Day Conference Pass. For more information on registration please click here.


Tuesday, Nov 19

Track VES: Video Engineering Summit


VES101. The Video Engineer’s Toolbox

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Having the right tools for the job allows you to work smarter, not just harder. When developing for and supporting some of the biggest live streaming events such as the Super Bowl, Olympics, and the World Cup, we have beefed up and refined the arsenal of tools we bring. This session covers some of the tools to monitor, debug, and identify to solve problems quickly and effectively for live and on-demand streaming content, then dives deeper into some key, often overlooked use cases.


, CEO, RealEyes Media


VES102. Low Latency Live Streaming at Scale

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Many streaming producers are attempting to enable viewers to interact with live streamers in relative real time through chat, Q&A, betting, bidding, and more. They all encounter the same challenge: reducing latency while syncing interactions between the live streamer and viewers. There’s currently a race between WebRTCbased approaches, which are very low in latency but hard to scale, and HTTP-based approaches, which are easy to scale but higher in latency. Neither is ideal. This session details approaches to achieving interactivity at scale using existing technologies.


, Founder & Head of Product, Mux and Creator of Video.js


VES103. Evaluating & Testing CDN Suppliers for Performance & Unit Economics

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This discussion details how video engineers should set up their CDNs for optimal delivery around the world. From multi-CDN to optimizing encoding and transcoding efforts, we provide actionable recommendations based on real, unbiased testing. Attendees walk away with insights regarding how to optimize their CDN(s) for media delivery.


, Principal Product Architect, Zype


VES104. Integrating CMAF Into a VOD Workflow

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This presentation details how to implement CMAF into a VOD workflow, and how CMAF saves storage space, reduces latency, and improves cache efficiency, which leads to better performance and the simplification of content encryption.


, Head of Client Solutions, CDN77


VES105. Applications of Per-Title Encoding

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Per-title encoding techniques have progressed from theory to reality with real-world statistics to verify effectiveness. In this roundtable, panelists discuss how their technologies work and the overall impact on their encoding ecosystem and share case studies about how per-title encoding has saved bandwidth and/or improved quality of experience.


, Owner, Streaming Learning Center


, Customers and Partners Integration Architect, Kaltura

, CEO, Mux

, Solutions Director of Americas, Bitmovin


Wednesday, Nov 20

Track VES: Video Engineering Summit


VES201. Controlling QoE With Better Data

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Quality of experience (QoE) is critical to all successful streaming services. Using worldwide benchmark data, this talk identifies the most important QoE KPIs for VOD services and discusses their regional impact. For example, in the U.S., buffering issues drive user churn, while in Asia, managing device fragmentation is key. It also reviews a number of metrics, explores benchmark data, and details how to best understand and leverage the relationship between QoE and data.


, VP of Product Solutions, Product, NPAW — Nice People at Work


VES202. Hardware Transcoding Solutions for the Cloud

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hardware codecs in FFmpeg, like those from Intel and NVIDIA, deliver significant performance gains over x264/x265, but have a reputation for lower quality and use a completely different command set. This session benchmarks the performance and quality of these codecs and details the FFmpeg command syntax. Attendees learn when and how to use these hardware codecs in VOD and live encoding workflows.


, Owner, Streaming Learning Center


VES203. How to Customize Encoding, Packaging, & DRM for All Target Formats

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Consumer devices have many different operating systems, firmware, and chipsets, which often require different codecs, packaging formats, and DRM schemes. To achieve optimal QoE for all viewers, distributors should customize delivery for each device. This session details how companies can leverage intelligence built into technology to understand the differences between platforms and automatically modify content as it’s delivered to achieve optimal QoE while minimizing encoding, packaging, and storage costs.


, VP, Research, Brightcove


VES204. LCEVC: The Latest MPEG Standard

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Heard of MPEG-5 part 2 (LCEVC)? And EVC? VVC, AV1, AVS2? Anyone getting an acronym headache? Alongside VP9 and HEVC, these next-generation standards are vying to be the successor to H.264, but will there ever be a single leader again? With the single-standard, single-resolution media delivery chain broken, operators and service providers are looking for the best tool for the job in every part of their ecosystem. Compression experts from Facebook and V-Nova discuss the reasons why and reveal some of the secrets of the latest standard in the MPEG family, LCEVC—a low-complexity enhancement for all codecs, even non-MPEG ones.


, CEO & Co-Founder, V-Nova

, Principal Video Specialist, Twitch

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